Eat raw food. Oysters. Non cooked sushi. Food that could possibly be tainted with listeria (cold cuts, liverwurst), foods that have nitrates (hot dogs, smoked sausages, CelRay)
My "Go-to" dinner party dish:
Paella. Anything I can grill. A standing rib roast.
My favorite comfort food:
The potato in all of its glorious forms.
My top 5 favorite restaurants:
They change from city to city but here's an ideal listing 1. steak house (no, outback is not a steakhouse) 2. vietnamese (springrolls and pho) 3. italian (old school, traditional red sauce style places) 4. wo hop (downstairs) 5. Food from a cart / makeshift grill / cooler (this could be chicken grilled on fences, tamales, a good kebab, streetfood et al)
My most tattered cookbooks:
The Joy of Cooking
Some 1970's Chinese - American Cookbooks (various names)